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Nursing home abuse and vicarious liability

As we have discussed previously on this blog, nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect are much more common than many people realize. It only takes one rogue employee to seriously injure or even kill a vulnerable resident. The aftermath of such an incident can be devastating. Those victims who are fortunate enough to survive can be left facing extreme pain and suffering, a worsened medical condition with, perhaps, a decreased chance of survival and additional medical expenses. Surviving family members can be left with similar damages, and their emotional harm can be immeasurable.

Nursing home abuse isn't just physical in nature

On various occasions, this blog has discussed nursing home abuse and how damaging it can be to those who are victimized. Oftentimes, discussions of nursing home abuse are couched in terms of physical harm. Although physical injuries are more common than many people think and can cause extensive pain and suffering, physical abuse is not the only type of abuse to which a nursing home resident can be subjected.

Lack of qualified dietician may constitute nursing home neglect

Previously on this blog we have discussed malnutrition that occurs in nursing homes. When innocent residents are subjected to inadequate nutrition, their health and well-being can be put at serious risk. Far too often, those who are subjected to malnutrition suffer from worsened medical conditions or death. Recovering from the damages malnutrition can impose can be difficult, but pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit may be beneficial.

Nursing home residents often over-medicated

Nursing homes are meant to be safe places for elderly individuals whose loved ones are unable to provide them with the day-to-day care they need. Many nursing home residents are frail, unable to speak for themselves and tragically, those who are able to voice their concerns may not be listened to by nursing home staff. This can create a dangerous environment where nursing home residents are put at risk of being seriously injured by nursing home abuse or neglect.

Infection control in nursing homes

Nursing homes care for some of the most vulnerable people amongst our population. These elderly individuals are oftentimes medically frail, requiring close monitoring and the provision of adequate medical services. When these matters are not appropriately handled, then innocent nursing home residents can be seriously harmed. This is why New York has implemented a number of regulations aimed to ensure nursing home safety.

Hurt by nursing home abuse? Consider legal help

We all have to make tough choices in life. Amongst those include how to care for our elderly loved ones when they become unable to care for themselves. Many New Yorkers struggle with this decision, as what they feel would be best for their loved one often conflicts with the realities of their financial situation and their day-to-day lives. For a variety of reasons, many New Yorkers turn to nursing homes for assistance in providing this delicate care. It's a heavy burden, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. Yet, although many nursing homes provide a safe place for the elderly, sometimes these businesses and their employees act in ways that put residents at risk of harm and death.

Act now if you suspect an elder is being abused at a nursing home

Numerous elderly patients die in nursing homes in New York and throughout the United States every year because of nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. As such, if you suspect your love done is being abused, it's absolutely vital that you take action as soon as possible.

Nursing home injuries result in criminal charges

When loved ones become too old and frail to care for themselves, their family members are put in a tough position when they must decide how to ensure their elderly loved ones receive proper care. Although some hire home health aides and others allow their elderly loved ones to move in with them, a significant number of people choose to place their loved ones in nursing homes. These institutions are strictly regulated, as they are tasked with a heavy responsibility. Many of these facilities provide appropriate service in a safe environment. Far too often, though, nursing home abuse or negligence leaves innocent residents with serious injuries.

Nursing home malnutrition may give rise to lawsuit

We all hope that when our loved ones age, they will be able to remain independent and care for him or herself. In the event that this reality is out of reach, we often find ourselves hoping that family and friends can step in to help out when needed. Yet, in many instances, even this is not enough to provide an elderly loved one with the care and supervision they need. This is why so many New Yorkers turn to nursing homes that they trust will keep their loved one's safe and healthy.

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